Outfit Evolution

Off-white V-neck cardigan: Kohl’s
Turquoise ruffled tank: JC Penney
Gray slacks: yard sale
Coin necklace: yard sale
Red laser-cut flats: Target

Once again, this is not the outfit I originally put together to wear to church this morning. Funny how the pieces look fine when laid out across the bed…but look so different once they’re on the body! Started out with a skirt, tank, and one of the white jackets mentioned in a recent post. The only item that survived from the original outfit is the turquoise ruffled tank. I really wanted to wear it today.

I’m considering setting aside these gray slacks, too. They just don’t fit well; they are too loose in the legs and too big in the waist. I’ve got a pair of charcoal gray dress pants that I love, but they are too small yet. Hopefully they will fit again before too long.

DH took the pic for me just before we headed out this morning so there wouldn’t be any shadows from the silly camera on timer setting (what is up with that, anyway???). Here I am in front of what will be our new bedroom closet! I plan to have DH take future pics in this same location to show the evolution of the closet.

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A-Shopping We Will Go!

Since I re-injured my back/hip injury a few days ago, I required assistance doing the weekly grocery shopping yesterday. DH had a couple of things to pick up at Menard’s anyway, so he took time away from The Project to help me reach things and carry heavy objects. Sadly, there was no “fun shopping” this time – my pain and DH’s time table wouldn’t allow it.

 Friday was the first time all week I’ve bothered to put on a real outfit – I’ve just tossed on whatever is handy. Which was mostly PJ pants and a t-shirt. Lovely. It’s amazing how much better you feel when you put some care into your appearance. I’m still in pain, but at least I don’t look like a pain! ha ha

This is not the outfit I started with. I began with a pair of dark wash jeans, a striped button-up shirt and a plum sweater jacket. Decided the shirt didn’t look right with the sweater…then thought the sweater really was too heavy for September…then realized the jeans really are too big for me. After some swapping around, here’s what I ended up wearing:

Brown cami: can’t remember – I’ve had it a LONG time!
Aqua ruffle-edged tank: Target
Jeans: most likely a yard sale
Necklace: Walmart
Born loafers: yard sale

Praise God for a Cool Front!

A cool front came in Saturday night, leaving a beautiful crisp north breeze in its wake. We woke up to a lovely fall-like day! And it’s supposed to be like this all week! I am so thrilled! While it’s not chilly enough to wear a sweater, it is possible to layer – and wear makeup! 😀

White cap-sleeve jacket: JC Penney’s

Yellow t-shirt: can’t remember

Polka-dot skirt: JC Penney’s

Naturalizer low-heel pumps: thrifted

Jumbo ring: Target

Silver hoop earrings: ???

I’ve debated about passing along this white jacket; there are no less than three white jackets in my closet. This one; a solid 3/4 sleeve button-front; and a 3/4 sleeve with wide navy pinstripes. Each is considerably different, so would be worn various ways, but do I really need three white jackets? Especially since, if I followed the “no white after Labor Day” rule, they would have a very short wearing time. It’s simply too hot in Kansas to wear a jacket from May to September. However, I am learning to toss those old fashion rules out the window…so I’m going to find ways to incorporate my white jackets into my fall and winter wardrobe. Stay tuned to see what I come up with!

As much as I love this dotted skirt, I have a hard time coordinating anything other than a plain white top with it. I’ve seen other fashion bloggers put larger dots with small dots, and I really like that look, but the only other dotted pieces in my closet are a dress and a t-shirt that would not compliment the skirt in any way at all. So I’ll have to keep working on that. I can’t part with the skirt – it’s a great one for traveling up and down the sizes as it lends itself easily to tucks.

I think a necklace would have been a good idea for this outfit, but I ran out of time before we left for church. I grabbed the ring and earrings at the last minute, or there would have been no jewelry at all. There’s a lot to be said for choosing one’s outfit and accessories the night before.